MBP screen display - tiny on some websites

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by newworld, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. newworld macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm really new to macs and am finding my way round at the moment. One thing I have noticed is on some websites the font size seems tiny - and wondered if it is something to do with the screen size resolution on the mac book pro 17"?

    I have tried using the screen zoom, but wondered if there is another way?:confused:
     
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816

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  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    This is not a good solution. On the websites that seem small, just pinch in or out or command and + (to zoom in) or command and - (to zoom out).
     
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    it isn't but OP asked for another solution aside from using the zoom feature

    I provided one
     
  7. newworld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Has anyone else had this problem also? Seems more so on blogs, but maybe they are small anyway...
     
  8. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    I think that most websites are not optimized for that kind of resolution, so text will be smaller.
     
  9. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    The real problem that people fail to mention is the resolution found on the 17" MBP is more suited for monitors 22-24" in size.

    Even zooming in will not make all text on your screen larger.

    I'd suggest buying a 15" MBP with a resolution that suits it's screen size, 1440 x 900.
     
  10. Mcmac17 macrumors member

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    re-size in Firefox

    I found that too - so I use the No Squint add on to firefox which remembers the size settings on websites you visit (you use cmd & + to increase size). This saves you having to re-size every time you open a website.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers.
     
  11. newworld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your replies. I think I will try the firefox no squint...

    I do like a 17" screen size...just need to see the wording!
     

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